- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Special Initiatives
- Grant Amount $150,000
- Grant Period April 1, 2016–March 31, 2018
- Location Vinnytsia, Ukraine
- Geographic Focus Ukraine
About this grant
The program goal is to broaden access to and use of e-democracy tools in Ukraine. The Podolian Agency for Regional Development will work with a range of information and communications technology specialists to enhance the capacity of civil society actors to improve governance in Ukraine. The grantee will stage a series of research and learning events to improve the understanding of challenges and opportunities for embedding e-governance and e-democracy practices. Informal conferences and other practical activities will focus on developing specific tools to facilitate more effective citizen self-organizations and engagement with their governments. An e-democracy portal will act as a repository of developed knowledge as well as a forum for consultation and support. Established in 2007, the Podolian Agency for Regional Development works to ensure the successful and sustainable development of its home region through supporting an informed and engaged citizenry.